I hope that everyone’s property survived the gale force winds that swept through the area on Saturday! Batten down the hatches!
The Standard Curling Club announces the following bonspiels: Men’s on February 1421. Mixed bonspiel is from February 28 to March 5. Entries for both to be made to Don Cuthill (644-3757) or Darren Firkus (934-7787).
The next Footcare Clinic at the Senior’s Centre will be held on March 10. These clinics are open to the public and are conducted by a licensed practical nurse Foot Care Specialist. To book an appointment please call Donna Firkus at 403-644-3849 or call the Senior’s Centre at 403-644-3940. Early bookings are appreciated. Receipts are issued for tax purposes.
The Standard Hall Board thanks everyone who donated Sobey’s stickers to help build up the cutlery at the hall. If you have unused stickers, Nazareth Lutheran Church is also collecting. Stickers can be given to Donna Christensen or left in the care of Mary at the post office for the church.
On Saturday, February 13 the library is hosting the Story and Crafty Hour from 11 am until 2 to celebrate Valentine’s Day with “The Kissing Hand” at 3:00 pm. Registration is required so please let Adreena know you are coming!
The Standard Community Facility Enhancement Society is spearheading an interesting fundraiser in support of the Memory Lane walking/cycling path project. An area resident has come forward and offered to rent 160 acres of farmland for one dollar per acre to the group. The land could be rented for 1 year. The Memory Lane group would be responsible for cropping the land for the upcoming year (2016). All profits recognized would go toward building the memory lane walking path. The group would like to make this a community fundraiser by getting residents/businesses to help cover input of costs, seed, fertilizer, chemical, fuel, etc. Also the group would like to ask area farmers to consider offering to help seed, spray, and harvest the crop. Anyone who would like to help out can contact one of the society directors. For those who would like to make donations to the project, they can do so by making cheques payable to the Village of Standard, and writing “Memory Lane” in the memo line. This way, tax deductible receipts will be issued. Donations can also be made to a special “Memory Lane” account that has been set up at CHS in Standard. Society directors are Don Sundgaard, Jackie Jensen, Ron Corbiell, Moe Zaleschuk, Alan Larsen and Louise Welen. Watch for the flyers coming out soon in your mailboxes.
Friends of East Wheatland are looking for farmers! We have the seed and we have some chemical but we need farmers to plant 10 acres of canola for the new school. The farmer will get a tax receipt for the difference of their donated revenue and the inputs received from FEW. Contact Celeste Christensen (403)6442212 or Jeadene Gregory (403)787-2553 for more information or to sign up.
Nazareth Lutheran Church invites you to come to its Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. February 9 from 5-7 at the hall. The CLAY youth group are also going to be there selling 50/50 tickets to raise money for their trip to PEI in August. 50% of the proceeds go to their fundraiser, and 50% goes to the winner’s charity of choice. The draw will be made at the end of the evening. February 10 is Ash Wednesday and all are invited to service at 7:00 pm at Nazareth. There is a Lovers Lunch Potluck on February 14 following worship to celebrate all couples.
As always, submissions can be made to standardnewz@ gmail.com or to Pastor Dyanna Couture at 403-644-3998. Please try to have your submissions in by early evening on Sunday!